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2013-11-27 08:23:07

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GotU, a simple iPhone app launched today, was created by an Australian grandfather to help save the lives of people at risk, especially women. GotU was conceived by Keith Jolly, a 72-year-old semi-retired IT professional. In 2011 he witnessed an assault on a train and realised he needed an app that immediately transmitted evidence of the crime, before he became a target and had his phone destroyed. With one touch, GotU captures and transmits...

2013-09-30 20:20:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights has released its 2013 statutory enforcement report, "Sexual Assault in the Military." The Commission releases a statutory report annually on a topic of great significance for civil rights in America. The purpose of this year's report was to examine how the Department of Defense and its Armed Services - the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force - respond to Service members who are...

2013-09-13 16:23:34

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Kimberly C. Lau, Esq. of Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP: It is well-settled that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 forbids discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs receiving federal funding. In an effort to uphold the requirements of Title IX, on April 4, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) sent a letter addressed to colleges nationwide mandating...

2013-08-13 10:48:40

Chapman University’s David Frederick will present new research at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association that examines men’s and women’s beliefs about who should pay for dates during courtship, and how couples actually go about splitting expenses. The paper, Who Pays for Dates? Following versus Challenging Conventional Gender Norms, contains survey data from more than 17,000 participants; a quarter of whom also provided written commentaries to explain their...

2013-08-12 11:22:09

Chapman University's David Frederick will present new research at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association that examines men's and women's beliefs about who should pay for dates during courtship, and how couples actually go about splitting expenses. The paper, "Who Pays for Dates? Following versus Challenging Conventional Gender Norms," contains survey data from more than 17,000 participants; a quarter of whom also provided written commentaries to explain their...

2013-08-01 08:40:57

Over 300,000 college students to use mandatory online program this academic year WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EverFi, Inc., the education technology company that teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical skills, today announced the national deployment of Haven - Understanding Sexual Assault(TM) at over 180 campuses nationwide where more than 300,000 students will become certified through Haven on a mandatory basis this academic year. This scale makes it one...

2013-07-03 23:19:58

Female combat service members are a relatively new concept in the American Military and although our wives, sisters and daughters may be ready and willing to fight for their country, is the military ready and willing to accept them as equal members? Can women fight alongside their male counterparts without the fear that the enemy may be closer than they think? Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 From data compiled by the 2012 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of 22,792 Active Duty...

2013-07-02 00:20:36

Study by FleishmanHillard, Hearst Magazines and Ipsos Identifies Gen Y Women as the First Truly Global Generation of Consumers; 'Battle of the Sexes' Becoming a Foreign Concept for Gen Y Women ST. LOUIS, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As economic anxiety eases, women of all ages across the world are shifting priorities and charting the course for the future, according to a global research study published today. In addition, the findings suggest Gen Y women, with similar perspectives...

2013-06-27 23:53:42

The Global Justice Center lauds the Security Council for passing Resolution 2106 on June 24, 2013. This marks the first time a Security Council Resolution explicitly calls for UN entities and donor countries to provide “non-discriminatory and comprehensive health services, including sexual and reproductive health,” representing a significant milestone for girls and women impregnated through war rape. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 24, 2013 [NEW YORK,...

2013-06-10 12:24:58

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June 10, 2013, marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. According to research from the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), pay parity is not expected to be achieved until 2057, 45 years from now, if the rate of progress since 1960 continues. Women in the United States still face an average wage ratio of 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man. According to research from IWPR, the wage gap...